In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Christopher J. Moore
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 163557403X

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In Other Words Book Description :

"A delightful treasure house, literally a thesaurus, of linguistic marvels." --from the foreword by bestselling author Simon Winchester A colorfully illustrated collection of more than ninety untranslatable words and phrases and the unique insights they offer into the cultures they come from. Ever racked your brain for a word you're convinced should exist, yet is inexplicably absent from the dictionary? All languages have their limitations-should English fall short, the expression may lie elsewhere. That's where this book comes in: a quirky, international lexicon of linguistic gems that capture cultural untranslatables with satisfying precision. Take for example the Japanese yoko meshi, “a meal eaten sideways,” describing the experience of trying to communicate in an alien tongue, or mono-no-aware, the appreciation of life's sadness. From the distinctive coziness of the Danish hygge, to the unrestrained dis of the Mayan bol (“in-laws” and “stupidity”), to the profound collectivism of the Zulu concept of ubuntu (roughly, “I AM because WE ARE"), these mots justes are grouped according to language and prefaced with insightful overviews of the relevant cultures by linguist Christopher J. Moore. Embellished with 20 entertaining new untranslatable words and phrases and 90 characterful color illustrations by Lan Truong, and with a foreword by Simon Winchester, In Other Words is amusing, profound, and unputdownable--a gorgeously packaged gift book to entertain even the most well-versed polyglot with marvels of language from around the world.

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Anne Bertram
  • Publisher : Ntc Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 0844209031

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In Other Words Book Description :

Presents one thousand groups of essential synonyms with definitions for each word and example sentences that show every word in context

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Random House India
  • Release Date : 2017-01-19
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : 9789385890727

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In Other Words Book Description :

On a post-college visit to Florence, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jhumpa Lahiri fell in love with the Italian language. Twenty years later, seeking total immersion, she and her family relocated to Rome, where she began to read and write solely in her adopted tongue. A startling act of self-reflection, In Other Words is Lahiri’s meditation on the process of learning to express herself in another language—and the stunning journey of a writer seeking a new voice.

In Other Words  Literature by Latinas of the United States Book

In Other Words Literature by Latinas of the United States


  • Author : Roberta Fernández
  • Publisher : Arte Publico Press
  • Release Date : 1994
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 554
  • ISBN 10 : 1611921821

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In Other Words Literature by Latinas of the United States Book Description :

A collection of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays written by forty-five Latina writers of the United States, arranged by genre, and including brief biographical information about each author.

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In Other Words


  • Author : Mona Baker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-01-25
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136839733

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In Other Words Book Description :

This best-selling textbook is the essential coursebook for any student studying in this field. The second edition has been fully revised to reflect recent developments in the field and incorporates: a new chapter that addresses issues of ethics and ideology; examples and exercises from new genres; new project-driven exercises; updated references and further reading; and a companion website featuring further examples and tasks.

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In Other Words


  • Author : Jhumpa Lahiri
  • Publisher : Knopf Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 1101875550

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In Other Words Book Description :

"A series of reflections on the author's experiences learning a new language and living abroad, in a dual-language edition"--

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Pierre Bourdieu
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • Release Date : 1990
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN 10 : 0804717257

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In Other Words Book Description :

Pierre Bourdieu is one of the most protean intellectual forces in comtemporary French thought. He holds the chair in sociology at the prestigious Collège de France, yet his influence extends far beyond the area of sociological research and theory. Bourdieu's work, presented in over twenty books, lies on the borders of philosophy, anthropology and ethnology, and cultural theory. The present volume consists of diverse individual texts, produced between 1980 and 1986, which take two forms: interviews in which Bourdieu confronts a series of probing and intelligent interviewers, and conference papers that clarify and extend specific areas of his current research. Now that Bourdieu's work has achieved wide diffusion and celebrity, this is an appropriate time for this volume, a pause for retrospection and resynthesis, for correction of misreadings and extension of previous insights, and for projection of the next stages of his work. For this English edition, Bourdieu's celebrated inaugural lecture at the Collège de France, Leçon sur la Leçon, has been added. Because of the verve and clarity of Bourdieu's arguments in this book, it is a very readable and concise introduction to his work.

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Ellen Bialystok
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 1995-10-20
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0465032818

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In Other Words Book Description :

More than five thousand languages are currently spoken around the globe. Learning to speak one of them is virtually effortless for most of us, so why is it commonly so difficult to learn a second language? Unraveling this mystery, two top researchers in the field explain how language acquisition can be an odyssey of self-discovery.

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Marie Cardinal
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN 10 : 0253209927

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In Other Words Book Description :

.."". the reader can expect an exciting and in-depth insight into the authors life, learning as they go."" -- Waterfront This English translation of Autrement dit presents conversations between writers Marie Cardinal and Annie LeClerc, interspersed with Cardinal's richly descriptive musings on her psychoanalysis. Their conversation is a vivid example of gender-marked writing; it takes up the issues of A(c)criture fA(c)minine, rifts within French feminism, rape, and marriage.

In Other Words Book

In Other Words


  • Author : Charles H. Cosgrove
  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007-04-26
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802840370

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In Other Words Book Description :

Foreword by Don Wardlaw This exceptional book by Charles Cosgrove and Dow Edgerton will be a rich resource for pastors wanting to reach their congregations in a fresh way. Rather than discussing preaching in general or even a specific approach to preaching, it focuses on a new way of engaging the biblical text for preaching. In Other Words combines Cosgrove and Edgerton's critical acumen, creative imagination, and pastoral discernment to present contemporizing restatements of Scripture, speaking timeless truths in modern speech. In describing their "incarnational translation," the authors invite readers to imagine what the text might have looked like if produced in the preacher's own culture, time, and place. Drawing on translation theory, genre studies, and recent hermeneutical theory, they offer both a comprehensive theory of incarnational translation and a set of specific guidelines and examples for carrying it out.